Quincy School District is funding a huge new play structure and swingset for our students. Along with the beautiful Autumn Ginkgo trees we dedicated to Adam and Alec Guerrero, and a new Buddy Bench slated for installation this summer, our playground will reach a new level of fun and friendliness.
I've very much enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to lead Monument the past few years. You're lucky to be welcoming Lisa Uvila, or Mrs. U V, as she is usually called by students. She has been a principal for many years, has lots of good ideas, and will love meeting all of you.
We have several new teachers as well. Fourth grade welcomes Miss Jordyn Etue, Mrs. Susan Erdmann, Ms. Shirley McLaughlin, and Miss Merry McCauley. Fifth grade welcomes Mrs. Debra Winkler. New to sixth grade are Mrs. Heather Lutz, Miss Maria Darling, and Ms. Dauphnie Marotto. Sheryl Benedict will be returning to sixth grade half time, and spend the rest of her day working with our language learners. A new chorale teacher has been hired, and sixth graders will be lucky to have both general music and chorale instruction. We are hiring a new building secretary and two custodians, so be prepared to see lots of new friendly faces! Welcome all!